What's New July 2015 Course Topics Obstetric Course Topic: INDUCTION OF LABOR Article 1: Induction of Labor: Oxytocin Management In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to: List the maternal and fetal side effects of oxytocin. Describe oxytocin protocols for labor induction. List indications for the use of oxytocin. Explain the mechanism of action of oxytocin as it relates to uterine contractility. Interpret the fetal heart rate tracing. (Fetal Monitoring participants only.) Article 2: Cervical Ripening In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to: Outline areas of future research. List risks, benefits, and alternatives of different cervical ripening agents. Explain the mechanism of action of different cervical ripening agents. Describe the physiology of cervical ripening. Interpret the fetal heart rate tracing. (Fetal Monitoring participants only.) Gynecology Course Topic: MIGRAINE HEADACHES IN WOMEN'S HEALTH In addition to the overarching learning objectives, upon completion, the learner also will be able to: Discuss criteria for diagnosing migraine headaches. Name common triggers of migraine headaches. Outline a strategy for managing migraine headaches. Link to overarching course objectives: Obstetric with Fetal Monitoring Antepartum/Postpartum Gynecology Sign up for the periFACTS® Online Continuing Education program to access these credit-bearing courses! Essentials of Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Care Now Available! NEW! Our Essentials of Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Care (EIONC) program is ideal for both new and experienced nursing professionals to introduce and reinforce the essentials of inpatient obstetric nursing care. The series is designed to orient nurses new to the perinatal unit and provide the most current and comprehensive education for more experienced staff, allowing educators to reinforce knowledge and establish consistent care across the unit. The program will help reduce risk and errors, increase efficiency and patient care, reinforce and document staff competency, and grow the knowledge and skills of the nurses in your unit. The series is made up of six courses and is eligible for up to 50 CNE Contact Hours. Learn more and shop available courses and series subscriptions today! Become a periFACTS® Ambassador! We are excited to roll out our brand new periFACTS® Ambassador Program! Each individual who successfully signs up a NEW group of 15 or more members to our Online Continuing Education program, will receive a FREE 1-year subscription! Learn more today! Coming Soon! We are proud to announce that COMING SOON in the summer of 2015 we will be rolling out a series of "Essentials Courses" on the Essentials of Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Care and the Essentials of Electronic Fetal Monitoring (EFM). Each "Essentials" program will offer a series of courses, eligible for CNE Contact Hour credit. Our Essentials of EFM will also be available as a NCC* EFM-Certificate exam prep tool. Check back to our periFACTS® Store often to be the first to access our NEW Essentials Courses! Note: *This item is provided as an educational tool and is not affiliated, associated, authorized, endorsed by, or in any way officially connected with the National Certification Corporation (NCC). Fetal Monitoring Textbook & Post-Test Check out our NEW Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Pathophysiology and Practice Textbook and Online Post-Test Bundle! Earn up to 28.0 CNE Contact Hours with up to 25.95 EFM Credits. Our online post-test is designed for individual clinicians who want to validate and expand their knowledge, and for managers and educators to document staff proficiency. Save 15% of the cover price with our bundle for only $99.95 with FREE textbook S&H! Learn more No Start-up Fee! We are now offering our Online Continuing Education program with no start-up fees, effective 3/2/15! Each new, individual or group subscriber will receive a free, electronic welcome guide that includes an electronic copy of our Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Pathophysiology and Practice textbook and our “Getting Started” guide. Hard copies of our textbook are available for order at a special member’s price of only $53.96 and includes FREE Shipping and Handling! Not valid on previous purchases. Fetal Monitoring Resources NEW! Check out our new Fetal Monitoring Resources page in our online store! Check out all of our offerings for all levels of EFM providers. We offer educational tools, including our best-selling Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring Textbook, Online Courses including (CNE) Nursing Contact Hours, FHR Strip Interpretation Videos and much more! Link New Books in Our Store Visit our new Book Shelf in our secure, online store to view our selection of books on a variety of topics, including OB/GYN, women's health and leadership. Store Link 2016 Topics We are excited to announce our topics planned for our 2016 periFACTS Online Continuing Education program for the Obstetrics program. 2016 Topic List *Please note 2016 topics subject to change. Free Trial - Antepartum/Postpartum We are happy to announce we have expanded our FREE trial to our PeriFACTS® Online Continuing Education program to include our Antepartum/Postpartum course. Trial subscribers will now have the option to choose from either our Obstetrics with Fetal Monitoring or our Antepartum/Postpartum courses to preview. Our Gynecology course is included in both programs. We also offer Nursing Contact Hour credit for the successful completion of our courses during your trial period. Learn more Word Search As part of National Game & Puzzle Week, here is a free, OB/GYN-themed Word Search. Enjoy! Word Search Puzzle 2015 Topics Check out our 2015 Topics* for the periFACTS® OB/GYN Academy's annual online continuing education program. *2015 topics subject to change without notice. New - periFACTS® Library periFACTS® now is making its content available to those who do not participate in our program. After our learning materials (articles and review tests) close for our participants, they will be available for purchase on our store. Nursing contact hours are included. menoPAUSE Medicine Starting in September 2013, we proudly added an additional article to our monthly periFACTS® program titled "menoPAUSE." Each month, the "menoPAUSE" medicine article will provide readers with a short discussion regarding various aspects on the menopause transition. Another added benefit to subscribing to out monthly periFACTS® program! Sign up today in our store! Our New Book is Here! We are pleased to announce the release of our new fetal monitoring textbook, Fetal Heart Rate Monitoring: Pathophysiology and Practice! Completely revised to update terminology and to include the most up-to-date information on maternal and fetal physiology and its use in interpretation of fetal assessment Now in color, making fetal heart rate tracings easier to see and interpret Review questions at the end of every chapter New clinical case studies to test your fetal heart rate interpretation skills Order online through our store today!